Grimmfest, Manchester’s Worldwide Competition of Unbelievable Movie is delighted to announce the
full characteristic movie line-up for 2022.
The pageant will probably be returning to common venue, The Odeon Nice Northern, in Manchester on
October sixth – ninth, for 4 high-impact, fear-filled days of the easiest in style cinema.
All 21 fastidiously chosen characteristic movies are premieres, all are new to Manchester, and plenty of
are worldwide or UK premieres.
This 12 months’s pageant will open with the unique UK screening of Martin Owen’s THE
LONELIEST BOY IN THE WORLD (UK). Ed Gein meets EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, as an
unstable and otherworldly Mom’s boy seeks a alternative household within the native cemetery, in
this darkly comedian and delightfully quirky “fairy story with Zombies”.
The closing evening movie is one almighty and monstrous worldwide premiere from Thailand,
Lee Thongkham’s THE LAKE is an enormous creature characteristic extravaganza that mixes
superior bodily results work with state-of-the-art VFX to pit the inhabitants of a small city
towards a menace of giant proportions. This one is to not be missed!
FINAL CUT (France) was the opening movie at this 12 months’s Cannes. This riotously humorous re-
imagining of micro-budget basic ONE CUT OF THE DEAD, from Oscar-winning writer-
director Michel Hazanavicius, options A-Checklist French stars, Romain Duris, Berenice Bejo and
Matilda Lutz on this hilarious tackle the complexities of the movie making course of.
Neil LaBute (THE COMPANY OF MEN, THE WICKERMAN) gives a sly trendy spin on a
Gothic style basic, as an off-the-cuff pick-up turns more and more unusual and sinister. Half EC
Comics morality story, half bitter comedy of sexual manners, Justin Lengthy and Kate Bosworth
star within the Worldwide Premiere of HOUSE OF DARKNESS.
A younger woman, struggling to awake from a coma, navigates the nightmare-freighted world of
her personal unconscious within the worldwide premiere of Ryan Stevens Harris’ astonishing
steampunk gothic fairy story, MOON GARDEN (USA), which evokes the most effective of Jan
Svankmajer, Terry Gilliam and Clive Barker.
A surreal and sulphurous examine of the legacy of abuse, and of the iniquities of a murderous
father upon his broken kids within the UK premiere of Karim Ouelhaj’s MEGALOMANIAC (Belgium), Winner of “Greatest Characteristic” at Fantasia 2022. Emotionally gruelling, unflinchingly
brutal and totally compelling.
Scott Slone gives a whip-smart reinvention of the Discovered Footage style within the worldwide
premiere of MALIBU HORROR STORY (USA). A machine-tooled old-school thrill journey,
full of brutally efficient soar scares and darkish, twisted wit.
There’s weirdness within the wilderness, as a bunch of girls on a therapeutic “outward sure”
journey to the mountains should confront their deepest traumas given monstrous bodily kind, in
Berkley Brady’s unsettling parable of the rocky street to restoration, within the worldwide premiere of DARK NATURE (Canada).
A trio of determined criminals select the unsuitable dwelling to invade and discover themselves caught
in a fiendish lure, in Vincenzo Ricchiuto’s merciless and clockwork-precise examine of revenge. The
worldwide premiere of THE GOLDSMITH (Italy), stars Italian cinema icon Stefania Casini
Jesse Thomas Prepare dinner takes purpose at Actuality TV, True Crime Machismo, New Age cultism, and
the modern web hate determine of the “Karen”, within the gleefully cartoonish satire of self-
actualisation, and self-delusion, within the worldwide premiere of CULT HERO (Canada), recent
from its world premiere at Fantasia fest.
A teenage woman strives to guard her invalid father from a callous ruling class, and the
mercenary instincts of his brother, as she works on an experiment that may simply save
humanity, in Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper’s sci-fi eco-fable, VESPER
(Belgium/France). Rafaella Chapman, Eddie Marsan and Richard Brake star on this UK
A rideshare street film with a shapeshifting alien parasite on board, Raúl Cerezo and
Fernando González Gómez’s THE PASSENGER (Spain) relocates the motion of THE THING
to the again of a transferring car, for a mordantly humorous horror-comedy, making its UK
Pitch-black comedy, within the UK premiere of FEED ME (UK), Adam Chief and Richard
Oakes’ examine of suicidal despair, cannibalism, and emotional alienation, which dances
deftly between farce and ferocity. Horrifyingly humorous and at occasions simply plain horrifying.
A frightened younger girl is contaminated by an inescapable waking nightmare and finds herself
stalked by a predatory dream demon in Andy Mitton’s (THE WITCH IN THE WINDOW) THE
HARBINGER (Canada), which recasts the latest pandemic paranoia as a battle for
Grimmfest favourites AJ Bowen and Brea Grant swap snappy one-liners and strike sparks
off each other in Jacob Gentry’s (BROADCAST SIGNAL INTRUTION, THE SIGNAL)
genre-savvy splicing of Desert Noir, freewheeling 70s street film, and paranoid Science
Fiction conspiracy thriller, NIGHT SKY (USA).
A seemingly naive and religious younger girl finds herself within the underground world of truck
cease intercourse staff in John Swab’s (LET ME MAKE YOU A MARTYR), CANDY LAND (USA).
An unflinching exploration of non secular gaslighting that spirals into brutal homicide. Starring
William Baldwin, Olivia Luccardi (IT FOLLOWS), Owen Mitchell (X) and Guinevere Turner
Japanese maestro, Ryûhei Kitamura (MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN) pitches vicious heist males
Stephen Dorf and Emile Hirsch towards Vernon Wells’ unlawful organ trafficker and implacable seven-foot henchwoman Erika Ervin, then cheerfully cranks the carnage well past eleven, in
the gleefully gory THE PRICE WE PAY (USA).
A bullied and brutalised teenage woman is obtainable a chance for revenge towards her merciless
tormenters, in Carlotta Pereda’s, PIGGY (Spain), a fancy exploration of feminine physique
picture and self-loathing, ethical complicity, retribution and redemption.
An formidable architect wakes as much as uncover he’s trapped inside a dirty porta-toilet and
faces a frantic race towards time to free himself earlier than he’s buried beneath concrete.
Claustrophobic pressure and scatological humour mix to beautiful impact in Lukas
Rinker’s stress cooker thriller, HOLY SHIT! (Germany).
A honeymooning couple select the unsuitable approach to consolidate their marital union, as a mind-
increasing experiment with unfamiliar psychotropic medicine unleashes monstrous appetites
and psychological and ethical meltdown, in John Ainslie’s hallucinatory, hilarious, and totally
horrifying, DO NOT DISTURB (USA).
Josie and the Pussycats collide with Lovecraft and Fulci, as an all-girl rock band conform to an
further gig, solely to seek out themselves dealing with off towards pan-dimensional alien mind parasites
and an entire city stuffed with ravening zombies, in Pablo Parés’ pyrotechnic splatterfest, and
future midnight film basic, PUSSYCAKE (Argentina).
The complete screening schedule, together with particulars of the quick movie programmes, pageant visitors,
and particular person tickets will probably be launched quickly.
Grimmfest 2022 full pageant passes can be found now, from www.grimmfest.com.